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Breed Group: Sporting
Labrador Retriever

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Weight
Male: 65-80; Female: 55-70 lbs
Height
Male: 22.5-24.5; Female: 21.5-23.5 inches
Color(s)
solid black, yellow, or chocolate
Overview
Originating in Newfoundland during the 1700s, the Labrador Retriever was imported to England in the early 1800s. This breed is among the oldest of the modern recognized breeds. Their versatility and endless positive attributes have made the Labrador Retriever a popular family pet.
Character
The Labrador Retriever is medium in size, strong, athletic, and well balanced. They are friendly, outgoing, and possess an extremely sweet personality. There are two types of Labrador: The American, which is tall and lanky, and the English, which is more thick and heavy. This sporting breed is adept at hunting and retrieving. Labrador Retrievers are revered as companions and highly respected for their loving nature.
Temperament
This breed is highly intelligent, loyal, and deeply devoted. The Labrador Retriever is reliable, affectionate, and thrive on human companionship and attention. They are absolutely wonderful with children and get along exceedingly well with other dogs. They may be reserved with strangers and make good watchdogs. If this breed is left alone for extended periods of time without attention or stimulation they will become lonely, bored, and destructive.
Care
The Labrador Retriever requires regular grooming with a firm bristle brush. Special care should be given to the under coat to prevent mats and tangles. Bathing or dry shampooing should only be done when absolutely necessary. Labrador Retrievers are prone to elbow and hip dysplasia, eye disorders, and PRA.
Coat
The Labrador Retriever is a double coat breed. The outer coat is straight, short, very dense, and hard in texture. The under coat is soft, weather-resistant, and protects this breed from cold, all types of ground cover, and water. The color of the coat comes in chocolate, black, and yellow. This breed is an average shedder.
Training
This breed is easily trained. Early socialization and basic obedience are recommended. The Labrador Retriever is very strong and must be taught not to pull on their leash. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. The Labrador Retriever needs fairness, firmness, consistency, reward, and respect. They excel in tracking, police work, search and rescue, agility, competitive obedience, guide for the blind, and as service dogs for the disabled.
Activity
Delightful, high-spirited, and energetic, the Labrador Retriever requires a great deal of exercise. They enjoy family play sessions, securely leashed walks, swimming, and a safely fenced yard to run and romp freely. This breed will do okay in an apartment dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise, attention, and stimulation.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Labrador Retriever puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Longmeadow Labradors
Member Since: September 2007
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
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We raise happy and healthy AKC Labrador Retriever puppies here at our home in the Virginia countryside. Our dogs live indoors, yet have plenty of room to romp in the daytime in our fields and woods. Our dogs are all our pets, and have lots of interaction with our family. Because I am a Jersey...

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Anonymous asked:

12/23/2014 8:38:04 PM

12/23/2014 8:38:04 PM

Labrador Retriever My Labrador mated and gave birth to 7 puppies. They all look fine. How much should I sell them for and when is it safe to take them away from their mother?

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Anonymous

First off, you need to take both your dam and the puppies to the vet. Puppies and the dam should be checked out within three days of giving birth/being born. Puppies should not be rehomed until at least 8 weeks of age. Although, between 10 - 12 weeks of age is better for the puppies, as it gives them more time to learn social skills from their siblings and mother. Unless your puppies are papered purebreds and both the dam and sire are titled, then you should sell your puppies for about what it would cost to spay/neuter in your area, plus what it costs you for the first round of shots. So if it costs $200.00 for a spay/neuter on average and the whole litter cost $120.00 for shots, then you should charge $320.00, as that will help you cover your food costs and the shots given to the puppies. But also so you know that the people adopting your puppies have the funds available to spay/neuter their dog when it is at the right age so not to add to the over-population issue.
12/24/2014 10:15:53 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/26/2014 12:44:43 PM

10/26/2014 12:44:43 PM

how old is old for a lab What is the average life span for a lab

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The average life-span of the Labrador Retriever is 10 - 11 years. But in recent years because of the popularity of the breed, the life-span of the breed can be 8 - 9 years because of bad breeding. Finding a reputable, qualified and knowledgeable breeder is key to getting a healthy pup. However, diet and exercise is also key in this breed. The Labrador needs two hours of hard running exercise a day once the dog has fully developed. This breed easily packs on weight, so a high quality, grain-free diet is key to keeping this breed healthy for it's entire life. Once a dog is over the age of 6, they can be considered middle/old age depending on the breed. Keeping an eye on your dog and routine vet visits will help catch any problems that may occur with an aging dog.
10/27/2014 6:33:42 PM

doglover3339 asked:

7/6/2014 7:06:30 PM

7/6/2014 7:06:30 PM

Is it cruel to reserve a puppy but not pick it up for another month? He will be 8 weeks old by 7-7-2014 and won't be able to get him until 8-5-14 or 8-6-14

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Anonymous

No, it is not cruel at all. In fact, it is a good thing. Reserving your puppy tells the breeder that you are serious about taking your puppy home. It is a good thing that you aren't able to bring it home until a little later. Your puppy will get more of a chance to learn skills from it's mother and litter mate's. 8 weeks old is the earliest a puppy should go home, but bringing a puppy home at 12 - 14 weeks gives you even more of an advantage.
7/7/2014 9:51:26 AM

Anonymous asked:

6/23/2014 12:43:06 AM

6/23/2014 12:43:06 AM

How big is a puppy black labrador retriever Tell me all about puppy labrador retreivers !

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Anonymous

The size of a puppy all depends on the linage of the parents and if the breeder cares about standard size or not. There are many different 'types' of Labrador's, such as the American and the European, which have differences in body style. On average, the pup at 8 weeks old, which is the earliest you should ever get a pup, should be around 9-13 lbs. But again, every puppy is different and depending on the food you are feeding and how much exercise a puppy is getting will also change the weight of the puppy.
6/24/2014 9:44:47 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/28/2014 5:23:19 PM

4/28/2014 5:23:19 PM

How are labs around cats? I see lots of ads that say 'good around dogs' but nothing about cats. Do labs normally chase and bother cats? I was considering adopting a yellow lab adult but I have 3 cats and wondered if getting a young lab puppy would be better so he could grow up around them. Is it their instinct to bother cats?

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Anonymous

Labrador Retriever's are very high energy dogs that give into their prey drive quite easily, since they were bred for retrieving. If you want a Labrador, the best thing to do is to find a responsible and reputable breeder that will socialize your new puppy to cats from a very, very early age. Then it is up to you as an owner to teach your pup to respect cats. This can easily be done using positive reinforcement training such as clicker or marker training.
4/29/2014 3:32:31 PM

buddylover#1fan asked:

4/27/2014 9:25:49 PM

4/27/2014 9:25:49 PM

Okay so labs normally eat grass to throw up, right? But my dog, Bella, eats the tall grass every single time we go on walks, is anything wrong or am I just being paranoid?

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Anonymous

Dogs in general are known for eating grass. This, however, is normally not a problem unless the owner is seems that the dog is consistently eating grass and then throwing up. Back in days when dogs were wolves, the wolves would eat every part of the animal that they killed for food, including the stomach contents of the herbivore. Dogs today will eat grass for the same reason, to get a nutrient that their bodies are craving. Dogs will also eat grass if they have an upset stomach as they know if they eat a lot of grass, they will throw up. So if your dog is always eating grass and throwing up every time, it's time for a vet visit. But if she eating grass and not having any issues, then she is fine.
4/29/2014 3:37:04 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/22/2014 11:27:18 PM

2/22/2014 11:27:18 PM

I have a 4 year old Labrador Retriever that has not been eating her food the last couple days I have a 4 year old Labrador Retriever that has not been eating her food the last couple days, but treats. Concerned that she is not eating but she is drinking.

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Anonymous

If she is not eating her food, but eating treats, then your dog is being picky. You should be feeding your dog a high quality grain-free dog food. The better nutrition and taste will make any picky dog eat.
7/11/2014 1:11:56 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/21/2014 8:04:20 PM

2/21/2014 8:04:20 PM

how long is too long for a labrador to be left alone before it becomes destructive The temperament area reads "If left alone for extended periods of time, it may become destructive". Does this means days or hours?

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Anonymous

There is no solid rule as to how long your dog can be left alone. Generally, it depends on how well the dog has been house broken. Mine naps most of the day and occasionally plays with his chew toy. If you're going to leave the dog alone for 8 hours or so, just make sure water and access to a bathroom should be your concern. Any dog that has to be left to himself for a few days is just irresponsible and should be left with another caretaker.
2/28/2014 10:55:52 PM

Anonymous

It depends. If your lab is older it is okay to leave them in my experience,but he/she needs a place to go to the bathroom. When my dog was younger a couple hours and he would start to chew on things. So 2-4 hours. I would say. But I'm not an expert
4/27/2014 8:37:01 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/3/2014 11:49:48 AM

2/3/2014 11:49:48 AM

do the ivory labs hunt If u would breed chocolate male and ivory female would the puppies still be good hunting dogs

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Anonymous

Color has nothing to do with hunting ability. If you want a good hunting dog look at the titles in it's pedigree. On another not, depending on yellow and chocolate recessive genes, you will likely end up with some (if not all) black puppies.
3/7/2014 12:43:36 PM

Anonymous

I agree with the original responder in regards to hunting ability. Does the ivory dog have a liver or black nose? If black nosed, you will most likely end up with some (if not all) black puppies. If the dog has a liver colored nose, she/he carries the gene for chocolate and chocolate puppies are a possibility. To have a true grasp of the coat color possibilities, you need to DNA test for each dog's coat color code. You can test for the presence of yellow (E Locus) and chocolate (B Locus). If your chocolate carries no yellow (EE), you will have no yellow puppies. If your yellow (ivory) carries no chocolate (BB), you will have no chocolates. Everything would revert back to black.
3/18/2014 7:50:20 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/11/2013 5:40:44 PM

12/11/2013 5:40:44 PM

Help! My dog keeps hacking. What could be wrong? My Labrador Retriever keeps hacking like he's going to throw up and nothing will come out. What could be wrong? Should I be worried about it?

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Anonymous

Your dog could have an allergy or kennel cough. I would take the dog to the vet. Kennel cough is highly contagious to other dogs
12/13/2013 6:05:41 AM

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Updated: 12/27/2014